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SHP History: Year 8 Pupil's Book  

SHP History: Year 8 Pupil's Book

SHP History is a major new book-per-year course for Key Stage 3 History. It takes the best of the old and the best of the new to create a dynamic and coherent course for a new generation of history pupils.

This is the second book in the series and provides a course for Y8 continuing the big stories of Empire, Movement and Settlement, Conflict, Power and Everyday Life that run throughout the course, and providing in depth enquiries on the key aspects of early modern England, industrialisation, popular protest, as well as the Spanish Empires in the New World, the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars.



  • A major new course for National Curriculum history from the leading body for history curriculum development.
  • Overviews and big stories: innovative strategies to build the big pictures across Key Stage 3, to link the whole course together and develop pupils conceptual framework.
  • Doing History feature highlights the skills and processes involved in getting better at history and enables step by step progression across the years of Key Stage 3.
  • eLearning: dynamic use of ICT from one-off mini tasks for the whiteboard or networked PCs through to sustained ICT-based lesson sequences.
  • 'How to...' activities help pupils strengthen their skills and improve their own performance.
  • Active-learning using a wide variety of learning styles to suit all abilities and interests.
  • Plus all the features you would expect from the Schools History Project: intriguing content, in-depth historical investigation, meaningful tasks, and a wealth of source material.

Table of Contents:
The book with no name
A quick history of Britain 1500–1900
Doing History: Chronology
SECTION 1 ORDINARY LIFE What did the Industrial Revolution do for us?
The Big Story: Ordinary Life Part Three
1500: Which home would you like to live in?
Roll up! Roll up! Take a chance on life!
The Big Graph Challenge: Part 1, 1500–1750
What did the Industrial Revolution do for us?
A better life? Manchester in 1850
The Big Graph Challenge: Part 2, 1750–1850
What a difference a train makes!
Inside a Victorian photograph album
Doing History: Evidence
The Big Graph Challenge: Part 3, 1850–1900
Why was ordinary life changing so much?
The Big Story: Ordinary Life Part Three
What were they thinking about ... ordinary life?
SECTION 2 EMPIRE Why were Europeans mad about empires?
An extraordinary meeting
A quick history of European empires
Travellers' tales: how would the Spaniards describe the Aztecs to their friends back in Europe?
and Mexico?
The Big Story: Empire Part Two
Doing History: Interpretations
the 1780s?
What made Thomas Clarkson so angry?
How did the slave trade work?
The Clarkson Challenge
The story of abolition - how should it be told?
Doing History: Interpretations
The Big Story: Empire Part Two (continued)
SECTION 3 MOVEMENT AND SETTLEMENT Into the unknown: were all emigrants brave and adventurous?
Investigating the lives of emigrants from Britain
Doing History: Diversity and generalisation
The Big Story: Movement and Settlement Part Two
SECTION 4 CONFLICT Which wars should we know about?
Doing History: Causes
Why did the Spanish Armada fail?
Was Nelson the main reason why Napoleon's invasion failed?
Now for something completely different!
The long, the short and the bloody! War and peace 1066–2000
Which British wars should you know about?
Doing History: Significance
The Big Story: Conflict and Co-operation Part Two
Conflict and co-operation: how were ideas and beliefs changing?
SECTION 5 POWER: MONARCHY When and why did kings lose control?
Would you have signed Charles I's death warrant?
How well can you explain the Medieval Royal Rollercoaster?
The Royal Rollercoaster: your hypothesis!
Put your ruler in the hot seat!
Why were ideas and attitudes to monarchy changing?
Hero or monster? Why do reputations change over time?
Doing History: Change and Continuity
The Big Story: Power Part Two – Monarchy
SECTION 6 POWER: DEMOCRACY How did ordinary people win the right to vote?
A day that made history
How can you change things for the better?
What did the French Revolution achieve?
Consequences of the French Revolution
Could it happen here?
What was wrong with British elections?
Peterloo 1819: what did they want and did they get it?
The reform riots of 1831: the same story?
How did the Chartists try to win the vote?
What is the best way to win the vote?
Doing History: Consequences
So who was proved right?
The Big Story: Power Part Two – Democracy
CONCLUSION What have you learned this year...
...about sources?
...about significance: what and who should be remembered?
...about people: who would you like to meet at the History party?
...about ideas and beliefs?
Coming soon in the Big Story of ...
The book with no name!

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Pupils in Y8


Redkite Order Code: A292

ISBN: 9780340907368

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